Thursday, October 25, 2018

DISCOVERING MY FIRST 'STAN : SAMARKAND, UZBEKISTAN



Welcome to part two of my Uzbekistan adventure! If you missed the first part, please check it out HERE. The first part was all about the Bukhara. This post is all about the second city that we visited, and this was the ancient city of Samarkand.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

DISCOVERING MY FIRST 'STAN : BUKHARA , UZBEKISTAN



A few months ago I took a trip to Uzbekistan with my family. I know, I know, it took me sooo long to write about it here - forgive me for that but as the cliché saying goes, better late than never right? Anyway, Uzbekistan. This country is located in Central Asia - bordered by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan ( lots of 'tan countries!). It was my first time to visit any country in Central Asia.  I will be doing my Uzbekistan posts in three parts. Since we visited three cities in all (Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand), I will be doing one city per post. Today's post will be all about Bukhara. P.S. This a really, really, reaaaallly long post with lots and loooots of photos! Click through after the jump if you're still interested! (I also have an article on this in our local newspaper, a very short version of what I'm going to put up here on the blog. It's up online if you want to check that out)

Friday, August 31, 2018

2 Days in Zambales, Philippines

*This Post originally appeared on my old lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates, a couple of years ago. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.





Its' already been several months since this beach trip (ok, I lied, it's been a LOT of months since, to tell you guys the truth :o) but I'm glad I'm finally able to write and feature it here for Travel Tuesday. Zambales is a beach that's about 4 or five hours away from the capital, Manila, in the Philippines. It is also a jump off point to go island hopping to nearby islands, Anawangin Cove, which is a well known place for campers, Capones and Camara island.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Exploring Old Manila, Philippines

*This Post originally appeared on my old lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates, a couple of years ago. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.

Exploring Old Manila, Philippines


 I can safely  say that I have been to at least 40+ countries in my lifetime but I am ashamed to say that I have not traveled around my own country as much as that.  There are so many places all over the Philippines that I have yet to explore and discover. I mean, I've already known all along that my country has the most amazing beaches and magnificent nature spots. I always used to think that it is only known for just these kinds of spots and that we don't really have any old buildings and palaces and monasteries like other countries do. Last Weekend, my sisters and I decided to hire a car and a driver and tour Old Manila, which is the  oldest part of our capital. I was pretty surprised to see that we also had our own kind of old cultural spots that had nothing to do with beaches!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ThrowBack Travel : Nepal

*This Post originally appeared on my old lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates, a couple of years ago. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.




It's already been years since I went to Nepal with my family. I still haven't gotten over the trip, I also have not gotten the chance to write about it here thus I've placed it under the Throwback Travel Thursday Category. 

Nepal is one incredible country. As some of you may or may not know, it is home to some of the most famous and highest mountains in the world. It is abundant in nature and also in culture.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Arena Island : A Gorgeous Island Resort in Palawan, Philippines

*This Post originally appeared on my old lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates, a couple of years ago. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.
Arena Island : A Gorgeous Island Resort in Palawan, Philippines

I absolutely adore the beach. I live in a country that has around seven thousand islands so I am really lucky to have numerous choices of beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. A few months ago one of my good friends told us about a deal that she found in one of those coupon/discounted websites. It was for a 3day/2night stay at Club Arena, Palawan. It was a really, really good deal and something that we couldn't pass up so we were like, let's go and book!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Armenia and Why You Should Definitely Put It On Your Bucket List, Part 3

*This Post originally appeared on my old lifestyle blog Style and Chocolates, a couple of years ago. This blog post has a few modifications to the text and is being transferred here permanently.

Visiting Armenia and the best sites to see

Finally Part 3 of my Armenia series. I have already written in the other two parts about how much I love this country. I was there for only a little over a week with my family and I found that it had so much to offer. Armenia is a really small country that has an abundance of beautiful sights, gorgeous countryside and food that is so good! Even now, months later, I am still craving it!